Any restaurant nominated must have been visited within the last 18 months. The increased number of regions this year brings the total number of panellists to 651.
The results of the vote will be announced at The S.Pellegrino Worldâ€™s 50 Best Restaurant Awards at The Science Museum in London on Monday April 23 2007, thanks to the support of S.Pellegrino, the awardsâ€™ headline sponsor.
â€œSynonymous with fine dining and passionate about gastronomic excellence, S.Pellegrino and The Worldâ€™s 50 Best Restaurants Awards are the perfect match. As well as being a compelling platform for S.Pellegrinoâ€™s ongoing international development, our new headline sponsorship of The Worldâ€™s 50 Best Restaurants is a logical extension
of our relationship with the worldâ€™s finest restaurants.â€
Paolo Sangiorgi International Business Unit Director Voting for The Alliance Restaurant Insurance Readersâ€™ Choice award is open on-line at www.worlds50best.com until March, 2 2007. All voters have the chance to win a pair of tickets to the invitation-only event.
Â Last yearâ€™s Readersâ€™ Choice winner was Pierre Gagnaireâ€™s Sketch.
Gagnaire, who also won the Chefsâ€™ Choice award 2006, will be at Sketch to cook for The Nespresso Worldâ€™s 50 Best Restaurants Academy on the night preceding the ceremony.
A list of judging regions and their associated chairs follow in the editorâ€™s notes. Biographies of all 22 regional chairs are available on request.